Retail Rap

Dallas Shopping News for May 2013

Savannah Christian
May 01, 2013

J. McLaughlin, the post-Ivy League set’s go-to for high casual weekend wear, opens late July in Preston Center, stocking tweaked traditional embroidered belts, muted foulard trousers, checked linen shirts in sherbet colors and paddleboard shorts for men and women … Calypso St. Barth and Calypso St. Barth Home have combined its two locations in Preston Center Plaza into one fashion boutique packed with exotic home goods … Flor, the innovative carpet-square showroom, has opened at 4527 McKinney Avenue … This month, Nuvo — a Mecca for home design objects, Acme products,  books and cards — makes its move to 3311 Oak Lawn after 25 years on Cedar Springs … BelAir Home has relocated its home treasures to 4715 W. Lovers Lane, next to Cabana … NorthPark Center rolls out four fabulous additions throughout summer and early fall: Splendid’s first Dallas store opens this summer, stocking its iconic simple clothing for men, women and children. Also this summer, Eiseman Jewels opens a shop dedicated to the iconic Rolex watch — the first of its kind in DFW. Green House Market, the first brick-and-mortar location from the Green House Truck folks, will focus on farm-to-table fare using local and organic products with in-restaurant dining, grab-and-go groceries and a juice and coffee bar. And opening this fall is the first Tourbillon boutique in Texas — the Haute Horlogerie distribution network for all of Swatch Group’s prestige brands, including Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tiffany & Co. and OmegaNeiman Marcus NorthPark recently unveiled the second Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in Texas ... The PilatesBarre University Park caters to all fashionable yogis with The ShopBarre, an in-store apparel and accessory boutique … Jewelry designer Ashley Pittman chats with shoppers at Stanley Korshak May 2 through 4 — perfect to acquaint yourself with her signature horn jewelry … You might know him from Project Runway, but designer Austin Scarlett is making a name for himself with his launch of evening and wedding gowns. See the fall  collection at a trunk show May 9 through 12 at Warren Barrón Bridal in Highland Park Village … Neiman Marcus Downtown welcomes jeweler Nicholas Varney May 10, followed by an Oscar de la Renta fall  bridal trunk show May 17 and 18 and an Akris fall trunk show May 21 and 22 … Cruise to Tootsies May 10 and 11 for a Marchesa trunk show … Independent automotive purveyor Starwood Motors has a vroom with a view: 61,000 square feet of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Jeeps and more in its newly opened showroom on 4641 Nall Road.